Acquiring and maintaining a happy and healthy relationship as a truck driver can be a challenge. There are a few characteristics of the occupation, like being on the road a lot, that can prove difficult for many relationships, no matter how strong. Looking for ways to improve your love life? Consider us Cupid!
Long Distance Relationships:
Some truckers can find work close to home, but a large majority find themselves travelling great distances away from home on a regular basis. Understand that there will be times that you feel like you are in a long-distance relationship. In many ways you are. Not only will you two most likely have different work schedules, but your sleeping schedules may also vary.
Make it a goal to try to talk to your significant other every day. Not only will this reaffirm to your partner that they are a top priority, but it will also give the two of you a chance to catch-up and share your thoughts from the day. Sustaining an open line of communication will strengthen the bond that the two of you already share. Don’t bottle things up and keep them inside. Share how you feel with your partner and always make yourself open to hearing them out. Being defensive at the first sign of trouble will make a mountain out of a mole hill and can be devastating to the relationship.
If you find it too difficult to schedule in time for another person, then perhaps a relationship just isn’t in the cards right now.
Trust is vital for relationships, especially if you and your partner are apart a lot. Both people need to have a sense of security about the relationship and feel as though there is a mutual level of respect. Jealousy can kill a relationship in no time. Not only is it important to trust your partner, but it is equally important that you don’t do anything to make your partner question your intentions.
Have you ever heard the saying, “If you don’t grow together you will end up growing apart?” It’s true. Don’t hide emotions or goals from your significant other. The two of you need to maintain a close connection so that you can work towards mutual goals as a team. People change with time, so try your best to encourage emotional intimacy.
Making the most of the Relationship
Whether or not you are the truck driver or their partner, understand that this is a journey! Like every relationship, you will have to overcome your share of challenges, but where there is a will there is a way. Try your best to enjoy each moment with your special somebody, regardless of circumstance. It isn’t realistic to expect that every time you two are face to face that life won’t get in the way. We all want romantic dates and trips, but that just isn’t always realistic. Even if you are doing chores or running errands, try to remember that you can make beautiful memories together no matter where you are or what you are doing.
Also, don’t let stress get in-between the two of you. It is perfectly normal to have instances where you feel overwhelmed, angry, and panicked. Learning how to deal with these emotions will help your relationship in the long run. You should be able to vent to your partner about something that has you frustrated, but do so in a way that doesn’t come across like you are angry or impatient towards them. Also, keep things to a minimum. Don’t waste precious time together by only talking about negative things.
This lifestyle certainly isn’t for everyone so make sure that you find THE ONE that treats you with respect and supports you endlessly. If you are having a hard time finding or maintaining relationships as a truck driver, don’t get discouraged. Keep on trucking along and trust that you’ll find someone when the time is right.
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